The Trump administration is slated to terminate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty could be next.
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U.S. officials could “accept” China’s "freeze-for-freeze" proposal—for a suspension of North Korea's nuclear and missile testing in return for a suspension of U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises—on the condition that China itself bring something to the table.
On April 24, the AP quoted North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong as having said in an interview:
Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests."
Ri further stated that